Mold remediation is the removal, cleanup and/or control of mold growth within building structures. The main goal of mold remediation is to remove visible sources of mold and leave the affected space visibly clean and free of the odors associated with mold growth. Once an area is effectively remediated, and the moisture source is controlled, mold growth should not reoccur. Depending on the area in which mold is found, remediation can have many different aspects. At OES our primary remediation goals are always the same: to provide a building which is safe and habitable, to protect the resale value of the property, and to prevent the occurrence of visible mold growth in the future.
Interior Mold Remediation
Mold growth within the living area of the home must be conducted in a very careful manner. Generally, according to the EPA, areas of less than 10 square feet can be handled by the average homeowner or property manager. Areas that are larger than this may require the attention of a professional.
Containment of the work area, removal of affected materials, cleaning and decontaminating of the contained areas and preventative measures are all required for the remediation of mold within living areas.
Mold in Crawl Spaces and Attics
Often during real estate transactions or during brief trips to non-living areas of the home, mold may be found to be hiding in the attic or crawl space. Mold growth in these areas may be handled in a way that is not as invasive or expensive. Often times, the primary concern of remediation in these areas is to protect the resale value of the home and prevent future structural problems due to subsequent wood rot. OES has devised a simple solution to mold growth in these areas that provides effective treatment of the problem without the use of more costly procedures.